Man Finds Mysterious Monolith While Hiking in Wales

In a stunning discovery that has left locals and experts alike baffled, a hiker named Craig Muir recently captured footage of a mysterious monolith positioned atop a hillside along the border between Wales and England, according to a report from Fox News.

The shiny, reflective object was spotted by Muir while he was hiking Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye, a sight he had never encountered before despite frequenting the area.

Muir’s initial reaction to the monolith was one of astonishment, as he noted in the video, “When I first saw it, I was a bit taken aback as it looked like some sort of a UFO.” The precision with which the object was placed in the ground, without any apparent disturbance to the surrounding area, only added to the mystery. “It didn’t seem like it was chucked in there, instead it has been accurately put in the ground,” Muir told the Press Association. “However, there were no obvious tracks around it and one would think that there would be a lot of mess around it, but there wasn’t.”

This peculiar finding is not an isolated incident, as similar monoliths have been discovered in various locations across the globe, including the United States, Belgium, Romania, and the Isle of Wight. In November 2020, a monolith estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet high was found by Utah state wildlife employees during a routine sheep count from a helicopter.

Bret Hutchings, the helicopter pilot, described the object as “about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying,” according to Salt Lake City’s KSL-TV.

The origins of these monoliths remain a mystery, with no clear indication of who might be responsible for their placement. While a New Mexico artist collective claimed responsibility for some of the monoliths years ago, the true identity of the creators remains unknown.

Tom Dunford, who discovered one of the monoliths on the Isle of Wight in 2020, believes that the person behind the placement knows what they’re doing, given the reflective nature of the object. He told Sky News, “It’s someone playing a practical joke, I don’t believe in any of these conspiracy theories.”

The appearance of these monoliths has sparked widespread curiosity and speculation, with many questioning their purpose and the motives behind their placement.

While some dismiss the phenomenon as a mere practical joke, others see it as a thought-provoking piece of art or a mysterious message from an unknown source.